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University of Oklahoma

1. Graves, Jim. Dave Brubeck's The Light in the Wilderness: A Conductor's Analysis.

Degree: DMA, 2017, University of Oklahoma

The Light in the Wilderness was the first sacred choral work of renowned jazz legend, Dave Brubeck. At the time of its premier in 1968 he was 47 years old and known only as a jazz pianist. It was the success of this piece that led to the composition of seventeen major choral works, seven choral fugues, more than sixty-five miscellaneous vocal compositions, and more than forty-two chorale/anthems. After breaking up his most famous quartet–including Paul Desmond, Joe Morello, and Eugene Wright–Brubeck dedicated himself to writing large-scale “Classical” compositions. Although his jazz trio/quartet performance break was short lived, his compositional output was considerable. The premier performance of The Light in the Wilderness received tremendous success and was soon taken on tour in Europe. A thorough analysis of this work reveals a creative sense of text driven thematic and formal development using a variety of compositional constructs. This document will provide a conductor’s analysis of the historical and musical material surrounding Brubeck’s oratorio, The Light in the Wilderness. Some analyses of this composition and other related material exists. This document expands and analyzes anew the work and provide a framework for a pedagogical approach to its preparation and performance. Correspondence with the Brubeck family and those who worked closely with Dave Brubeck contributes insights into the compositional mind of the composer and the musical commentary that he imbued on the scriptural text that was set. The Light in the Wilderness is a stunning composition that demonstrates Dave Brubeck’s expansive compositional breadth. Brubeck makes use of quintal harmonies, tone rows, modal melodies, polyrhythms, polytonality, and chromaticism throughout. He uses jazz style and harmony, world music, and improvised meditations. With all of these constructs in place Brubeck still manages to uniformly align his message and take the listener on a coherent journey through the temptations and teachings of Christ. Brubeck should be recognized for his significant contribution to the twentieth-century American choral-orchestral repertoire. Advisors/Committee Members: Zielinski, Richard (advisor), Enrico, Eugene (committee member), Ellis, Sarah (committee member), Wakefield, William (committee member), Banz, Martha (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Brubeck; Sacred oratorio; Choral; Choir

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APA (6th Edition):

Graves, J. (2017). Dave Brubeck's The Light in the Wilderness: A Conductor's Analysis. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Oklahoma. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11244/50939

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Graves, Jim. “Dave Brubeck's The Light in the Wilderness: A Conductor's Analysis.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Oklahoma. Accessed July 23, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11244/50939.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Graves, Jim. “Dave Brubeck's The Light in the Wilderness: A Conductor's Analysis.” 2017. Web. 23 Jul 2018.

Vancouver:

Graves J. Dave Brubeck's The Light in the Wilderness: A Conductor's Analysis. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Oklahoma; 2017. [cited 2018 Jul 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11244/50939.

Council of Science Editors:

Graves J. Dave Brubeck's The Light in the Wilderness: A Conductor's Analysis. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Oklahoma; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11244/50939


University of North Texas

2. Gutierrez, Jason. The Prayer of Daniel: for flute (with alto flute), clarinet (with bass clarinet), violin, cello, doumbek, percussion, piano, bass-baritone voice, and men's chorus.

Degree: 2003, University of North Texas

The Prayer of Daniel is a chamber piece in the style of an oratorio for vocal bass-baritone soloist, flute doubling on alto flute, B flat clarinet doubling on bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion on vibraphone and marimba, doumbek (a middle eastern drum), and men's chorus (TTBB). The approximate duration is thirty minutes. The text comes from the Old Testament book of Daniel, Chapter 9 verses 4 through 19. In these passages the prophet Daniel rends from his heart a prayer of repentance, mercy and forgiveness on the behalf of a fallen nation. The harmonic language of the composition combines both classical contemporary and jazz sonorities. The rhythmic language is drawn from the meter of the text, and is used to underscore the emotion of the prayer. These elements combine to form a rich music experience that conveys the penitent heart of the prophet Daniel. Advisors/Committee Members: Rovan, Joseph, McTee, Cindy, Rutherford, Paris.

Subjects/Keywords: Choruses, Sacred (Men's voices) with instrumental ensemble  – Scores.; Oratorio; chamber music; solo bass-baritone

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Gutierrez, J. (2003). The Prayer of Daniel: for flute (with alto flute), clarinet (with bass clarinet), violin, cello, doumbek, percussion, piano, bass-baritone voice, and men's chorus. (Thesis). University of North Texas. Retrieved from https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4324/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gutierrez, Jason. “The Prayer of Daniel: for flute (with alto flute), clarinet (with bass clarinet), violin, cello, doumbek, percussion, piano, bass-baritone voice, and men's chorus.” 2003. Thesis, University of North Texas. Accessed July 23, 2018. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4324/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gutierrez, Jason. “The Prayer of Daniel: for flute (with alto flute), clarinet (with bass clarinet), violin, cello, doumbek, percussion, piano, bass-baritone voice, and men's chorus.” 2003. Web. 23 Jul 2018.

Vancouver:

Gutierrez J. The Prayer of Daniel: for flute (with alto flute), clarinet (with bass clarinet), violin, cello, doumbek, percussion, piano, bass-baritone voice, and men's chorus. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 2003. [cited 2018 Jul 23]. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4324/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Gutierrez J. The Prayer of Daniel: for flute (with alto flute), clarinet (with bass clarinet), violin, cello, doumbek, percussion, piano, bass-baritone voice, and men's chorus. [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 2003. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4324/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

3. Payne, Virginia S. (Virginia St. Clair), 1920-. An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I.

Degree: 1943, North Texas State Teachers College

This subject has been chosen by the writer for the purpose of discussing these problems of performance, arising with the composition, the St. Matthew Passion, by J. S. Bach. Since Bach was a German and wrote in that language, the edition used is called the American edition. The performances in America are, with few exceptions, based upon translations which must be accurately edited so as not to obscure Bach's intentions. Advisors/Committee Members: Bain, Wilfred C. (Wilfred Conwell), 1908-1997, Miller, Hugh M..

Subjects/Keywords: St. Matthew Passion; sacred oratorio; Matthäus-Passion; Bach, Johann Sebastian  – 1685-1750  – Matthäuspassion.; Johann Sebastian Bach; orchestra music; classical music; flute; oboe

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Payne, Virginia S. (Virginia St. Clair), 1. (1943). An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I. (Thesis). North Texas State Teachers College. Retrieved from https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663155/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Payne, Virginia S. (Virginia St. Clair), 1920-. “An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I.” 1943. Thesis, North Texas State Teachers College. Accessed July 23, 2018. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663155/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Payne, Virginia S. (Virginia St. Clair), 1920-. “An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I.” 1943. Web. 23 Jul 2018.

Vancouver:

Payne, Virginia S. (Virginia St. Clair) 1. An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I. [Internet] [Thesis]. North Texas State Teachers College; 1943. [cited 2018 Jul 23]. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663155/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Payne, Virginia S. (Virginia St. Clair) 1. An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I. [Thesis]. North Texas State Teachers College; 1943. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663155/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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